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Tuition grants now available for adult career certification programs at Great Oaks

A new career and new life are a bit closer for some in Clermont and Hamilton County.  Partial tuition awards are now available from Ohio Means Jobs for local residents who want to earn a career certification at a Great Oaks Career Campus, including Live Oaks Career Campus in Milford, Scarlet Oaks in Sharonville, or Diamond Oaks in Dent.

The tuition grants are income-based; adults who are earning up to 200% of the federal poverty level may qualify.  The grants could cover up to half of the cost of attending; other state and federal financial aid is also available.

In 11 months or less, students can become certified in any of more than a dozen career fields, including auto collision, automotive service, construction, dental assisting, electro-mechanical maintenance, heavy equipment operations, HVAC, medical office, computer technician or networking, and more.  Many classes are offered in the evening, to allow students to continue working.  Classes begin in August.

The funds are limited, and applications for fall are now being accepted.

The tuition grants are made possible through local Ohio Means Jobs Centers and the Workforce Investment Opportunities Act (WOIA).

Representatives from Ohio Means Jobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County will be at Scarlet Oaks from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on May 10, May 24, and every Wednesday in June and July to prescreen residents for tuition grant eligibility.  Bring state driver’s license or ID, Social Security card, and recent paystub for you and spouse (if applicable).  Dislocated workers should bring a layoff letter or unemployment award letter.  Scarlet Oaks Career Campus is located at 303 Scarlet Oaks Drive (use 3254 E. Kemper Road for map and GPS programs) in Sharonville.

Information Sessions about Great Oaks career programs and registration are held regularly at Scarlet Oaks.  May sessions are:

Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, May 9 at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 23 at 3:00 pm

A complete list of Information Session dates and times can be found at or by calling Great Oaks at 513.771.8881.

An Information Session about career training and available funding for Clermont County residents will be held on May 16, May 30 and June 13 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at Live Oaks Career Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Milford.  Bring state driver’s license or ID, Social Security card, and recent paystub for you and spouse (if applicable).  Dislocated workers should bring a layoff letter or unemployment award letter.  To learn more about eligibility in Clermont County, call the Ohio Means Jobs office at 513.943.3000.

For more information, call Great Oaks Adult Workforce Development at 513.771.8881.

Residents of other southwestern Ohio counties may also qualify for WOIA school grants for career training.  To find out if you qualify, call the Ohio Means Jobs Center in your county:

Adams                   937.695.0316
Brown                    937.387.6041
Butler                     513.785.6500
Clermont               513.943.3000
Clinton                   937.382.1933
Fayette                   740.335.5115
Hamilton               513.946.7200
Highland                937.393.1933
Warren                  513.695.1130


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